Formerly known as Tungus or Tunguz, Mongolian. Tungusic people of Northern Asia. Ergune or Argun is about 1620 km long right, southern source of the river Amur (Heilong Jiang) in Northeast China. The Evenks are recognized as one of the Indigenous peoples of the Russian North. The traditional religion of the Evenki is strongly influenced by shamanism. The Evenki shamanism was in research even as a classic, typical form. The term “Shaman / chaman / saman” comes from the Evenki.
Un Devin Toungouse, auprès de l’Argoun, par derrière.
POLYGAMY is permitted among the Evenki (Tongusians). Some of them have five wives, but the greater number have only one. These wives are purchased with animals and furs. The bride presents her husband with a suit of clothes, which is the first proof she gives him of her skill, as it is always of her own workmanship. Continue reading →
THE numerous Pagan nations inhabiting the Russian Empire are divided into three religious distinctions, viz. the followers of Shamanism, the disciples of Lama, and the sect of the Brahmins. Continue reading →
Renaissance costume Bishop of Utrecht 16th century.
188-189. Choirboys. 90. Antonie Taets van Amerongen, Canon of Utrecht. 191. Joost Praet van Moerkerken, Canon of the Utrecht Cathedral. 192. George van Egmond, Bishop of Utrecht. 193-204. Baldachin carriers.
Russian priest and monk costumes. Russian Orthodox Clergy.
From the Book: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel (1843) by Auguste Wahlen. (Mœurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d’après des documents and authentiques et les voyages des plus récents; (1843) Author: Auguste Wahlen, 1785-1850. Engrapher: François Pannemaker 1822-1900)
The late Father St. John of Kronstadt in his garden.
Ivan Ilyich Sergiev 1829-1909, also known as the Holy righteous John of Kronstadt, was an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church, who was canonized in 1964. Since 1856, he kept a diary (“My Life in Christ”), which was posthumously translated into many different languages and is considered as a guideline for many Orthodox.
Top row left to right: Chamberlain. Cardinal. Prelate. Right: Deacon with the dalmatic and Alba. Altar boy in surplice. Subdeacon in the Alba and colored stole. Continue reading →
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